Acer shirasawanum Aureum
'Aureum' is a spectacular tree that brightens up any shade garden with its amazingly yellow leaves. This yellow gradually turns yellow-green to medium green in summer. This cultivar can withstand full sun with very little scorch, although the foliage retains the yellow better in partial shade. Another splendid display occurs in fall of orange and red tones. This magnificent tree can grow to 16 feet in 10 years.